Miriam Eugenia (Bobbie) Bennett
Miriam Eugenia (Bobbie) Bennett died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bennett was born to the union of Reason Waymond and Henrietta Burnside Rhodes on October 27, 1928, in El Dorado, Arkansas, and was a resident of Spearsville, Louisiana for most of her life.
A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, she worked as a secretary at Lion Oil and Murphy Oil Corporations in El Dorado for many years. On January 6, 1948, she married Ralph Bennett, a union which lasted until he passed away in 2004.
Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; infant son, Bruce Bennett; an infant daughter, Henrietta Bennett; an infant great-granddaughter, Destiny Millien; her brothers Joe, Edward (Sonny) Wayne, and Virgil Rhodes; her sisters Mabel Welch, Agnes Holloway, Blanche Rockett, and Sue Bennett.
Loving family members who are left to cherish memories of her wit and wisdom include her daughters, Claire Post and husband Randy, and Angela Futch and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Ashley Dison and husband Mark, Miranda Johnson and husband Ray, Justin Post, and wife Julie, Garrett and Noelle Futch; great-grandchildren, Chase, Caleb, Clay, and Layla Millien, Crystal Kennedy and husband Heath, Cole Dison, Ethan, Ruth, Mattea, and Ezekiel Johnson, Keenan and Haven Post, and Farrah Futch.
Also surviving Mrs. Bennett are her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Lynette and Clyde Barron; her husband’s brothers and their wives, Billy and Frances Bennett and Frankie and Erma Bennett; her sisters-in-law Mary Gene Rhodes, Floy Wade, and Ima Jean Bennett, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be held at Antioch Church of Christ on Monday, November 28, 2011, from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 29, at Antioch, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Officiating will be Tommy Bennett and Scott Gage, and the services will be under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Scott and Joe Barron; David, Paul, and Van Bennett; and Thomas Wade. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Barron, Lee Barron, Kent Bennett, Ed Rhodes, Buddy Rhodes, and Jerry Rockett.
Memorials may be made to the Berean Family Home.
Mrs. Bennett will be remembered for her fierce loyalty to her family, her brothers and sisters in Christ, and for her impeccable moral and spiritual beliefs, as well as her dignity and grace.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.